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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,111
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 253
Gots: 420 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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Photo of NewBeerMember
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very strong flavor. Best used for cooking. Made a braised chicken dish and a kielbasa with apples recipe that was out of this world. I tend to enjoy milder tasting beers. This Allagash White was brewed with spices and was exactly what I was looking for in a cooking base.

NewBeerMember, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Kooz
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at a Manhattan burger joint.

Poured to a slightly pale opaque orange color with little head--very nice to behold.

Smelled acidic, tangy and citrusy--it's about what I'd expect.

Tasted nice--slightly bitter to start with a smooth finish followed by a hint of sweetness. The citrus (especially orange) flavor comes out, and the bitterness is not overpowering.

For a white, it's unusually creamy and has substantial body, yet it's crisp and doesn't bite back. I'm happy with the mouthfeel.

Overall it's one of the better whites I've had--I'll enjoy this again.

Kooz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

MikeConklin, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

rTheory, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of bellywin
5/5  rDev +20.5%

bellywin, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of isdash
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

isdash, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into a dfh glass

a exteremely light yelloe, a pale pale yellow. possiblay the lightest beer ive ever drank. very cloudy, small white head, dissipates fast. left a large white crown around the glass.

s lemons, yeast light grains

t very light taste. the beginning is fresh lemons that enters into a yeasty middle and end. the aftertaste is fresh grains. a very refreshing beer.

m thin and almost crisp. light prickly carbonation

o a great white beer. not my favorite style but it is very well done.

Lare453, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks great. big foamy head with lots of sticky lacing, and a hazy body, which i actually prefer for the style, plus i pour aggressively so it's going to happen if it is not filtered.
nose is decent, a lot of lemon is there, it has a slight astringency , with some clove notes also among many spices.
Coriander and lemon off the front, clove, wheat and yeast are working together and equally, creamy full body and low to moderate carbonation.

Solid, easily available and cheap.

ChadQuest, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

maddog4never, Oct 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Sakimurano, Oct 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Spacechic, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

WesM63, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

RichD, Oct 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of biteme398
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost opaque color, fairly pale but pleasant looking. Lacing is light but noticeable and a film remains throughout. The smell is very sweet, of fruit - especially bananas and something else I am unable to distinguish. The smell is extremely satisfying. There is barely a hint of alcohol at all and there are notes of banana and cloves and even a little caramel. Despite the sweetness there is a fine balance with the hops. The carbonation is just right - not overpowering and not flat. One of the best beers I've had recently and Allagash White certain gives many European whites a run for their money.

biteme398, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of MajorBuckeye
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

MajorBuckeye, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

eristicrat, Sep 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Mrbseward, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a very clear golden color which is odd because others report a cloudy appearance. After further review the instructions on the bottle say to pour, swirl, and then pour yeast - now it’s cloudy! Has a nice head that quickly disappears. Lacing is light-medium and quickly sinks back into the beer.

Smell – Coriander, spice, and a hint of lemon. Very nice!

Taste – Wheat, coriander, and spice.

Mouthfeel – Light, with a mineral water like feel to it.

Drinkability – A very easy drinking and all around good witbier.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

dolphan39, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mani, Sep 22, 2012
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,111 ratings.